ST. LOUIS – Tuesday night's prediction of winter weather may be coming into the area strong, but it promises to be finished quickly.

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National Weather Service (NWS) in St. Louis Meteorologist Melissa Byrd said precipitation is expected to move into the St. Louis Metro Area Tuesday evening between 4-6 p.m. - also known as the “evening rush” - before intensifying between 6-10 p.m. That precipitation is expected to come as snow at first, possibly even leaving one to three inches in its wake before converting to a wintry mix between 10 p.m. and midnight.

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After midnight, a small glaze of ice could occur before warming temperatures change the mix to all rain between 1-4 a.m., Byrd said. Rain will continue throughout the night into Wednesday morning. Byrd said it will be a light rain or occasional drizzle.

Following tonight's winter weather, temperatures will climb to the mid-40s on Wednesday and Thursday, before breaking 50 degrees Friday.

More rain is expected from Friday night through Saturday evening, but temperatures will continue into the mid-50s Saturday as well.

Temperatures will return to the low-to-mid 40s for Sunday and next Monday.

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